Cookery - sugarcraft and cake decorating - ideas for Easter

Course code: ICAR005P

Subject area: Cookery

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

3:00pm - 9:00pm


30th Mar 2021 - 30th Mar 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Spend a relaxing day learning some essential cake decorating skills at this one day workshop. You will ice and decorate a beautiful Easter cake, learn how to using crimpers and pipe with royal icing. You will also make edible sugar flowers including primroses, violets, daffodils from fondant icing. If time allows there will be an additional project to decorated 4 cupcakes with Easter Animal cake toppers. You will be expected to bring your own equipment and materials but some spares may be available to borrow from the tutor if learners have difficulty finding certain items

The course will include:-
• How to cover a cake with sugar paste icing. You will cover a sponge cake or a polystyrene cake dummy if preferred.
• Basic piping with royal icing
• Adding colour to icing
• Using flower paste icing to make lettering
• Covering a cake board with icing.
• Using a bead maker
• How to use flower paste icing to create a cake topper
• Model edible spring sugar flowers from fondant icing

Please bring the following ingredients:
• 300g of buttercream if covering a real cake (100g butter, 200g icing sugar with tsp vanilla essence)
• 1 kg of white ready to roll icing – Tesco’s own is fine or Renshaw’s regal ice
• Icing sugar
• Food colouring sugar flair paste colours -grape violet, egg yellow and Christmas green' alternatively buy small packets of ready coloured ready to roll icing
• 100g of white flower or modelling paste

And equipment:

• 7 inch round sponge cake in two halves (making a 3inch deep cake what put together) or, alternatively a 7 inch round polystyrene cake dummy
• Cake board 10” round drum
• Pastry brush (preferably plastic)
• A large and a small rolling pin (plastic if possible)
• Small sieve or a sugar shaker with icing sugar
• A palette knife
• A small table knife with a flat blade or a small palette knife
• A cake smoother
• A piping bag and nozzles or piping syringe .
• A small unused paintbrush
• Plastic pots with lids and a box to carry your cake home in
• Cocktail sticks
• 2 metres of 15mm wide satin ribbon in colours either pale yellow, pale green or lilac
• Clean apron and tea towel
• a set of alphabet cutters such as FMM italic cutters
• Small craft knife
• 4 muffin sized cupcakes

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

A variety of cookery workshops and courses including:
Cookery - A Taste of South East Asia
Cookery – Breads of the World
Cookery - Chinese
Cookery - Chinese introduction
Cookery - Chinese Vegan
Cookery - Chinese Vegetarian
Cookery – Fresh Pasta & Sauces
Cookery - Healthy Asian
Cookery - Healthy Asian Vegan Cookery
Cookery - Healthy Asian vegetarian
Cookery - Indian Vegan - Tasty Light Bites
Cookery - Indian Vegetarian introduction
Cookery - introduction to wired sugar flowers
Cookery - Italian Bread Making
Cookery - Italian Desserts
Cookery - Italian Fresh Pasta and Sauces
Cookery - Italian Main dishes and Desserts
Cookery - Italian Sauces
Cookery - Italian Sauces and Desserts
Cookery - Malaysian introduction
Cookery - sugarcraft and cake decorating - cakes for Children
Cookery - sugarcraft and cake decorating - ideas for Christmas
Cookery - Vegan around the World 1 day workshop
Cookery - Vegetarian around the World introduction
The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cake decorating. No formal qualifications are required for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £42.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will take the form of tutor demonstration followed by learner participation. There will be no formal assessment for this course, but everyone will be asked to display their work to the group at the end of the workshop so that we can all appreciate the skills that have been learnt. There will be a short learner questionnaire to fill in at the start and the end of the course to show your progress throughout the day.